Day 6 Outdoors PlotWatcher Pro HD Game Surveillance System
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Unlike trail cams that trigger on short-range motion, the Day 6 Outdoors™ PlotWatcher® provides a timelapse video of a full day's activity across a defined area by capturing HD images taken as fast as every second. You can then review this video (in 3 minutes or less!) to track specific game movements and identify key travel patterns, including entry and exit points. The original PlotWatcher provides 84 hours of time-lapse video (7 days' coverage), but the PlotWatcher Pro kicks it up a notch with 10 times the battery life (3 months). Built-in 2.5'' LCD for on-board camera set-up, video aiming, camera status messages, and defined time-of-day for video start and stop. SD card storage up to 32GB (not included); includes GameFinder software. Runs on 8 AA batteries (not included).
Manufacturer model #: TLC-200-C.
- Provides a timelapse video of a full day's activity across a defined area
- Captures HD images as fast as every second
- 10 times the battery life of the original Plotwatcher (up to 3 months!)
- Built-in 2.5'' LCD
- Defined time-of-day for video start and stop
- Simple on-board setup
- 1280 x 720 resolution
- Includes GameFinder software
- Runs on 8 AA batteries (not included)
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 22
Rated 5 out of 5
by FlatRock2 Steady Performer
I set this unit up mid July 2011 and it has been taking pics every 5 seconds from sun up to sun down ever since. I am on only my second set of batteries now, 146 days later! This second set of AA batteries still has 50% life left. I am astonished that it is so conservative on energy considering I used knock off brand batteries and I am NOT letting the camera sleep from 10:00am-2:00pm which would save even more.
The overall use is super easy. I had great results from the first day and have not been disappointed yet. I use SD cards. I put in 8G when I know I'll be back within a week to change. When longer I use 32G which will take pics all day for 28 days or more the way I have it set up.
Low light pics are grainy, but it sharpens up nicely after the sun comes up. I included a low light pic (taken at eye level) so you can see the worse case scenario.
This is a great tool for figuring out movement patterns. It sees far into the woods as foilage allows. I usually have it up in my stand to see what I missed when not hunting. I love that it can be up so high. Since it does not need motion to take a pic, it doesn't matter where you put it.
Only two minor complaints. The temperature is not reading correctly below 40 degrees and the playback program that detects movement automatically is not very effective when the camera is set up in dense woods, since it reads the sunlight pattern changes on the forest floor as movement in the image. I tried to adjust the sensitivity on this feature, but then it missed the animals. To be fair, it does work well out in the open fields. I have not contacted Day6Outdoors about the temp problem, mainly because it is a minor glich and I'm having too much fun with it to take it off line!
This unit has also captured trespassers who I could identify. Some folks had a habit of visiting my foodplot, and I was able to inform them that I had numerous images of them (when they denied being there). I was able to nip that problem before the hunting season began.
Only other items I needed were the 8 AA batteries, the two SD cards (only one is needed) and a cheap card reader since my computer is old and could not read them on its own.
This has been a great purchase!
December 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by TractorDeerHunter Great Product
The Plotwatcher Pro is the best camera I have ever purchased. It is easy to set up and to view on the computer. i enjoy watching the travel patterns of the deer and turkey on a four-acre field. Using rechargable batteries and still going after three weeks. Will be purchasing another one. The price could be a little lower, but very satisfied with the results.
November 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by sps1 great camera
works great and battery life is unbelivable I'm going to purchase another one or two
November 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by avidwhitetailer great tool for pre-scouting stand sites
The camera works great and is a breeze to set up - which y'all probably know is not always the case with trail cams. A camera poll/post is a handy accessory. Also, download the most recent version of the viewing software from Day6Outdoors website as there is a glitch in the original software (disc that comes with camera) that freezes playback in files over 2G. Their customer service was prompt and helpful when I ran into that problem.
November 3, 2011
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